Multiple Myeloma CancerCare Connect Education Workshops show

Multiple Myeloma CancerCare Connect Education Workshops

Summary: CancerCare's free Connect Education Workshops are a way for people to learn about cancer-related issues from the convenience of their home or office. Leading experts in oncology provide the most up-to-date information in these workshops to help you and your loved ones better understand and cope with your cancer diagnosis, treatment options, quality-of-life concerns, treatment side effects, pain management, doctor-patient communication and other important topics.

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Podcasts:

 For Caregivers: Care Coordination for Your Loved One Living with Cancer and Other Health Problems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:16:33

* Role of Caregivers in Care Coordination for People Living with Cancer & Other Health Problems * Tips for Communicating with the Health Care Team about Care Coordination * What Research Tells Us about Caregivers, including Long Distance Caregivers * Coordinating Your Loved One’s Care & Follow-Up Appointments * Discussion of Adherence – Taking Your Pills on Schedule * Planning Ahead with Your Pharmacist – Lead Time in Refilling Prescriptions & Planning for Visitors, Weekends, Special Occasions, Travel & Holidays * Accessing Resources for the Cost of Care, including Homecare * Finding the Practical Help You Need: Co-Pay Foundations and Federal, State & Local Programs * Legal Advocacy Tips for Caregivers * Learning How to Appeal Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid & Provider Denials * Other Resources: VA Benefits & FMLA * Tips on Choosing Community & Medical Resources to Improve Your Quality-of-Life * Time Saving Self-Care & Advocacy Tips for Caregivers * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 The New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Updated Guidelines for People Coping with Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:45

* New & Emerging Information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) * Protecting Yourself & Loved Ones from COVID-19, including Risk Factors * Working with the Health Care Team to Minimize Your & Your Loved Ones Exposure to COVID-19 * If Diagnosed with COVID-19, Discussing Treatment Options & Supportive Care * Working Closely with Your Health Care Team about Goals of Care & Health Care Directives * Tips to Manage the Practical, Emotional & Financial Stresses Related to COVID-19 * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Caregiving for Your Loved One with Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:21

- Definition of a Caregiver - What Research Tells Us About Caregivers’ Well Being - Caregiving for an Older Adult - Caregiving for a Younger Adult - Couples, Partners, Siblings and Friends - Family, Partner and Friend Communication - Care Coordination Challenges & Tips - Stresses on Family, Partners, Friends & Loved Ones - Coping with Holidays, Birthdays & Special Occasions - Managing Family, Friends, Partners & Traditions - Long-Distance Caregiving - Practical Tips for Managing Caregivers’ Stress - Strategies for Self-Care - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Participating in Decisions about Your Care | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:58:57

* Coping with the Practical, Social & Emotional Challenges of Cancer * How a Cancer Diagnosis Affects Family, Partners & Loved Ones * Selecting a Cancer Care Team & Treatment Facility * What to Do When Presented with Multiple Treatment Options * When & How to Seek a Second Opinion * Your Relationship with Your Health Care Team * How to Get Copies of Your Medical Reports * How to Anticipate, Prevent & Manage Side Effects of Treatment * Understanding Your Treatment Choices and Follow-Up Care Plan * Your Survivorship Care Plan * Tips on Advocating with Your Health Care Team * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 The New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidelines for People Coping with Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:01

- Overview & Definition of Coronavirus (COVID-19) - What are the Symptoms of COVID-19 - Review of Risk & Guidelines to Protect Yourself and Loved Ones from the Coronavirus - Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Your Treatment - Follow-Up Care & Quality-of-Life Concerns - Self-Care Coping Tips to Manage Stresses of Coronavirus - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Cancer and The Workplace: Understanding Your Legal Protections | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:31

* Understanding the Meaning of Work * Talking with Your Health Care Team about Work * Managing Your Cancer Treatments While Working * Understanding Your Legal Protections in the Workplace * ADA, FMLA & Intermittent FMLA, EEOC, & State & Local Laws * Disclosure & Communication with Human Resources, Supervisor & Co-Workers * Solutions to Address Workplace Challenges * Tips for Creating a Plan to Continue Working * COBRA * Disability – Short Term, Long Term, Social Security Disability (SSD) & SSI * The Importance of Self-Advocacy * Solutions to Address Workplace Challenges * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Taking Your Blood Cancer Treatment on Schedule | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:34

- Overview of Blood Cancer Treatments - Understanding Treatment Side Effects - Working with Your Health Care Team to Manage Each Treatment Side Effect - Dealing with Blood Cancer Treatments & Other Co-Morbid Health Treatments - Adjusting to Your Blood Cancer Treatment Over Time - The Importance of Taking Your Blood Cancer Treatment on Schedule: Adherence - Can I Take My Treatment at Any Time of the Day? - Challenges & Opportunities of Taking Your Treatment on Schedule - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 New Perspectives in Clinical Trial Research | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:41

- Overview of Clinical Trials & Why They Are Important - What Happens in a Clinical Trial? - The Meaning of Informed Consent - Benefits & Risks of Participation - New Perspectives in Clinical Trial Research - How & Where Clinical Trials are Conducted - How You May Participate in Clinical Trials - Specific Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Clinical Trials - Accessing Resources for Clinical Trials - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Understanding the Costs of Care and Your Health Care Coverage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:02

* Overview of the Medical & Indirect Costs of Treatment * Talking with Your Health Care Team about Your Financial Concerns * The Benefits & Limitations of Your Health Plans, Insurance, Medicare & Medicaid * Living Wills, Health Care Proxies & Advance Health Care Directives * Support for the Underinsured & Uninsured, including Medicaid & State & Federal Programs * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Trends in Oncology and Treatment Planning: What You Need to Know | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:40

* Understanding Your Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment Options * Clinical Trial Opportunities * Factors that May Affect Treatment Planning * How Your Health Care Team May Help You Address These Factors * Participating in Decisions about Your Treatment Plans, Side Effect Prevention & Management * The Role of Self-Advocacy in Your Oncology Care * Shared Decision Making Across Cultures * Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Managing Eye and Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:55

* Overview of Common Eye & Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments * Cause & Risk Factors * Discussion of Common Eye & Vision Changes * Tips to Manage Dry Eyes, Watery Eyes, Itching Eyes, Blepharitis, Loss of Eyelashes, Floaters & Flashing Lights * The Role of the Multidisciplinary Team * Tips to Manage Low Vision * How Eye Products Can Help You Manage Eye & Visions Changes * Clinical Trials * Communicating with Your Health Care Team * Guidelines for Eye Examinations & Check-Ups * Quality-of-Life Concerns * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Taking Your Treatment on Schedule: Its Importance in Managing Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:59

* Overview of Cancer Treatments * Definition of Adherence: Taking Your Treatment on Schedule * Its Important Role in Managing Cancer * Barriers to Taking Your Treatment * Practical Tips to Overcome These Barriers, including Travel, Cost, Family, Partners & Others * Computer, Tablet & Phone Reminders, including Emails, Texts & Apps * Planning Ahead: Lead Time in Arranging for Appointments, Refilling Prescriptions * Weekends, Travel & Holidays * Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Assistance with Adherence * Reminders from Your Medical Team, Pharmacy & Pharmacist * Clinical Trial Adherence * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Updates from the 2019 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:11:47

- Overview of Blood Cancers - New Research Presented at ASH - Disease-Specific Treatment Update from ASH on Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) and Multiple Myeloma - The Role of Precision Medicine & Clinical Trials - Talking with Your Health Care Team about Your Treatment Options - Quality-of-Life Concerns - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Care for Your Bones During & After Cancer Treatment: Tips to Improve Bone Health | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:32

- Overview of Bone Health - Imaging & Diagnostic Tests to Measure Your Bone Density - Guidelines to Manage Bone Health & Bone Metastases - Tips for Taking Care of Your Bones - Prescription Medication to Improve Your Bone Health - Treatment Choices, including Clinical Trials - Tips to Reduce Bone Complications & Fractures - Controlling Pain & Side Effects - How Exercise & Physical Therapy Make a Difference - Dental Care During & After Treatment - The Role of Nutrition - Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Preventing Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:55

* Why Some Chemotherapy Agents Cause: Nausea and/or Vomiting * How Health Care Teams Approach Prevention of: Nausea and/or Vomiting * Prevention Strategies * The Role of the Oncology Nurse in Preventing Side Effects * Current Research Directions to Improve Control of: Nausea and/or Vomiting * New Agents * The Importance of Clinical Trials * Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

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